Those of you who follow my blog on a regular basis, you know who you are, probably remember my criticism of the waterfall installation. One of my criticisms concerned the damage that was being done to nearby plant life as a result of the brackish spray the waterfalls produced. Well, my concerns were justified.
The April 4th edition of the Brooklyn Paper had this as their headline:
SILENT SPRING - It's official: W'falls were arborcidal maniacs
The gist of the article is that the damage done to many of the trees and plants at the River Cafe, situated next to one of the waterfalls, may have suffered permanent damage. Many of the trees, bushes, and plants appear to be dead. This is really a shame too, because the River Cafe had a beautiful garden and a staff to maintain it. Needless to say, there will probably be a lawsuit of some kind before this is all over. In the meantime, what used to be a cheery spot in Springtime as the trees came to life and the wisteria began to blossom now looks, well, desolate.